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Charleston

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  • Day61

    Sunset Bay

    October 2, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    We arrived at Sunset Bay State Park in the evening and enjoyed a beautiful sunset in the bay. We met up with some Alaskan girls in the campground - Laura and Elizabeth were from Fairbanks and were nearing the end of their Oregon bike tour. The next morning we moved out to the beach to dry our tent in the sun after a tiny bit of rain fell overnight.Read more

  • Day2

    Sunset Bay State Park, Coos Bay, Oregon

    December 5, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 54 °F

    We woke early so we could have a bit of breakfast and coffee and be at Phil and Joanne Hartwig's home by 7:45 AM. Phil had to go to work by nine so we wanted at least an hour to visit. It is great seeing both of them. We have been friends since 1977 when Phil and I worked together in soil survey. The visit was wonderful, and Joanne's home was all sparkly and decorated for Christmas.

    We were back on the road by 9, heading west toward the coast with no big plans for where me might stay. I thought of Shore Acres and the famous light show and suggested that we try for a site at Sunset Bay State Park, on the Cape Arago Highway south from Coos Bay. If there hadn't been an opening, we could retrace our steps and go back to the Casino in Coos Bay if necessary.

    There was plenty of space in the park, and we settled in easily by 2PM. It was the second time we would use our new big heavy surge protector. Both Armitage Park and the state park had iffy looking pedestals, so we were happy for that extra layer of protection for the electrical components of the MoHo.

    The rain came and went, but we still managed a nice little walk down along the bay on the beach. Mattie got to climb rocks, her favorite thing. We then decided that an early dinner would be perfect before we drove the 1.5 mile south for the early opening of the Christmas Light Show.

    I checked the blog and decided based on our own recommendations from our previous visit in 2014 that the High Tide Cafe would be our best bet for supper. It was even better than we remembered, with an award winning clam chowder that truly was the best either of us could remember eating. My supper was some excellent shrimp with a sweet hot sauce, and Mo had cod fish and chips that were excellent. The view was lovely, of South Slough where Mo and I had tried to kayak back in 2014.

    In the fall the winds are more quiet, and if it had been warmer and if we had the kayaks with us it would have been a perfect place to paddle. When we visited in 2014 it was springtime and the winds were so strong that we never did find a place to paddle the Slough.

    Thoroughly happy with our supper choice we returned along the highway to the MoHo, dressed warmly for the chilly evening, preparing for our walkabout at the light show.
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  • Day111

    Kelp

    November 22, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    I stopped a few people on the beach until I finally found a local to tell me what was all over the beach. The answer after a storm there is kelp. Huge strings of kelp. I took a picture of my foot for comparison.Read more

  • Day31

    Oregon, Beachfrontcamping in Coos Bay

    September 21, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Endlich haben wir mal am Meer gezeltet. Aber es war nachts sehr kalt geworden. Dabei dachte ich schon, ach ich kann unter allen Umständen mit jeder Situation gut klarkommen. So romantisch und schon die Bucht war, die Nacht endete sehr kalt. Morgens waren wir dann früh den Coast Trail gelaufen, nachmittags in den Oregon Sand Dunes 3 Stunden durch den Sand gehikt.
    Nun haben wir abends Buskarten nach Redding gebucht und müssen die letzten Tage planen.
    Todmüde mal wieder im Motel eingeschlafen.
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  • Day111

    Charleston

    November 22, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    I got to Gordon, my host, house and he suggested I check out the loop. All the parks and beaches. This was the first one I got to. I walked around and visited just about every dog I came across.

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